Getting the flock out of here - a diary of a crazy chicken man

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by ozexpat, Dec 25, 2012.

  1. piglett

    piglett Chillin' With My Peeps

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    one of our britt hens became egg bound & was found dead in the nest box :(
    but we have about 6 pullets getting some size to them to take her place
    should be laying by Sept.

    we also lost 7 buff pullets to the heat
    they were up in one of our broody hen boxes & it looks to have gotten too hot in the coop for em
    we didn't have that box last year so we didn't know
    the strange things is the windows were open on the coop
    i guess i'll add another window !
    or maybe 2 more

    25% of our jumbo 4 deck brooder is up & running
    that # will climb to 50% once i build a couple more brooder doors
    (should hold up to 200 peeps when finished)


    thanks OZ & take care buddy
     
  2. ozexpat

    ozexpat CocoBeach Farm

    I low balled a 18 white + 6 black Bresse Eggs and combined shipping - they are on their way to Wolfesboro. I dont have room in my bator so I diverted them to you. I hope that is OK??
     
  3. piglett

    piglett Chillin' With My Peeps

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    oh i can always find room in the bators[​IMG]
    a couple hatches ago i did a double stack
    the turner turned the extra dozen & every one hatched out :)

    your da man OZ thanks

    pig
     
  4. ozexpat

    ozexpat CocoBeach Farm

    you never know where they show up to check on you.
     
  5. perchie.girl

    perchie.girl Desert Dweller Premium Member

    Hey OZ, I was parusing the internet as usual..... and looking for the manufacturer of that egg packing foam. Came across another supplier

    http://southernfarmhatchery.com/Egg-Shipping-Foam.php

    They have all sizes listed from quail to goose.

    Still looking for a manufacturer of the stuff.... wanna pick his brain if he will talk to me.

    deb
     
  6. ozexpat

    ozexpat CocoBeach Farm

    the different sizes are nice. the 12x12 is limiting in a golf bag. thanks
     
  7. piglett

    piglett Chillin' With My Peeps

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    for a small amount of eggs i didn't think that pipe insulation did all that bad
    but i wouldn't want to have to wrap 200 eggs like that ....too much packing time
    but if you only had a few



    time to hit the rack
    pig
     
  8. ozexpat

    ozexpat CocoBeach Farm

    pipe insulation is the best i have seen so far.
     
  9. Ashburnham

    Ashburnham Chillin' With My Peeps

    Just wondering - is it the heat or the combination of heat and humidity that kills the chooks?
    On Black Saturday it was 47 degrees here with flames licking the back sides of the chook houses and I didnt lose a single one.
    Of course relative humidity that day was about zero.

    Cheers

    M
     
  10. ozexpat

    ozexpat CocoBeach Farm

    thats sad. how hot has it been? stick a thermometer up there and see how hot it gets.
     

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